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Coronavirus: Nigeria Confirms First Case Of Deadly Virus In Lagos

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Coronavirus: Nigeria Confirms First Case Of Deadly Virus In Lagos

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The Honourable Minister of Health has announced a confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State.  The index case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.

According to the NCDC, the patient is clinically stable and is being managed at the Infectious Disease Hospital Yaba.  We assure all Nigerians that measures are in place to respond appropriately. We’re working with @LSMOH to identify contacts & initiate response accordingly.

This news of the positive case of confirmed coronavirus in Nigeria was broken by the Honourable Minister of Health,  Dr Osagie Ehanire on his Twitter handle.

He wrote:

“The Federal Ministry of Health @FMoHNigeria has confirmed a coronavirus disease #COVID19 case in Lagos State. The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020.”

 

The patient, an Italian national returned to Nigeria from Italy and has been placed in isolation.

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